A leftist lunatic who armed with a rifle, flares and other incendiary devices attacked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Tacoma, Washington early Saturday morning.
Q13Fox.com. reports that a man throwing flammable objects was shot and killed outside the Northwest Detention Center.
An employee at the facility, which operates on behalf of ICE, called police shortly before 4 a.m. saying a man with a rifle was throwing “incendiary devices” at the building, setting vehicles on fire and attempting to ignite a large propane tank, according to Tacoma PD.
Shortly after arriving on scene, officers say they found a suspect with a gun, wearing a satchel and carrying flares.
Police fired on the man in a parking lot across from the facility, striking him fatally.
It is unknown how many shots were fired or if the man also shot at police. No officers were injured.
Detectives were still processing the scene late Saturday morning, with several roads in the area of East J Street blocked off.
Tacoma PD confirms four officers were involved in the shooting. All were placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.
No further details about the man killed, including his age, were immediately available.
The shooting took place hours after a rally in front of the detention center to protest planned mass deportation raids around the country, FOX reports. The Tacoma facility, which is run by the Department of Homeland Security, holds migrants pending deportation proceedings. The detention center has also held immigration-seeking parents separated from their children under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, an effort meant to deter illegal immigration.
“Like all Americans, we are concerned about the unprecedented humanitarian crisis at our Southern border; we acknowledge the challenge, but we are appalled by the historically and factually inaccurate portrayal of our facilities,” a statement said. “The outrageous and baseless accusations that have been leveled against our facilities have led to misplaced aggression and a dangerous environment for our employees, whose safety is our top priority. Violence of any kind against our employees and property will not be tolerated.”
GEO Group, which runs the 1,575-bed Northwest Detention Center said the detention center in Tacoma has modern amenities with air conditioning, recreational activities, a bed for every individual and medical care available at all hours.
Man shot and killed by police outside Tacoma ICE detention facility
“A man…armed with a rifle and throwing flammable objects was shot and killed outside the Northwest Detention Center early Saturday morning.”
This is what Dems are encouraging. https://t.co/q7g2aGVfX5
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BREAKING: Tacoma PD says officers shot and killed a man after the Northwest Detention Center reported someone outside their facility with a rifle attempting to set the building on fire. pic.twitter.com/Ys5rWeyULQ
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